As of a few weeks ago I am officially on the governing board of Cascadia Composers. I’m really excited to serve this fine organization and be able to contribute to its growth and development. I am actually filling in the remaining part of a term for a member who left the board, so it isn’t necessarily a complete term, but I think this is probably the best scenario as a new member. This abbreviated term will serve as a nice “trial run;” I’ll get to see the inner-workings of an established new music organization and if it works out then I’ll run for a full two-year board position.
In other news I am currently at work on a new commission for Andrew Angell; a local percussionist in Portland. This will be my first extended work for a percussion ensemble, and I’m really excited to see where this goes.
Lastly, I am still at work with Andrew Stiefel and the Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble (ECCE) in organizing our concert for March Music Moderne 2014. This concert has expanded into a double-bill concert with the Contemporary Portland Orchestra Project (CPOP), and we’ll be bringing TONS of new music to the masses by composers near and far, famous and not-so-famous. I’ll be sure to post more details as things develop.